Abbey’s drive for conservation began when she started studying a Bachelor of Environmental Science (honours) at Deakin University (2018 –2021) and through her various volunteer placements.
She has been shaped by her time spent diving off the coral reefs in Thailand as a conservation diver and her time spent caring for Tasmanian natives at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary. Further to this, she has gained industry experience while working with Parks Victoria as a member of the Environment, Land and Water team in Halls Gap and through her role as a Conservation Dog Handler for the Middle Island Penguin Project.
After completing her honours year studying the distribution of the Long-nosed Potoroo and the Southern Brown Bandicoot in the Grampians National Park, Abbey developed a strong passion for small mammals and field work. As a young researcher Abbey is thrilled to be working at CEC and is looking forward to developing her research skills, knowledge of wildlife and learning from people at CEC.